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 amazing weather and course conditioning spark fierce competition at the LG Classic..!


FONTHILL ON (August 18th, 2014) - The GTA AM Tour started the week off right!!! This week would be one for the books as the Tour hosted two events in two days! The first of the two events took place, as it has for the past three years, as the Host of the LG Classic, at the historic and scenic, Lookout Point Country Club: the perfect setting to start what was a fantastic week of competitive golf. Mother Nature shone brightly and provided the players with perfect weather conditions. The weather was matched by the superb golf course conditions and very speedy greens. Lookout Point Country Club is a private 18-hole championship course designed in 1922 by Walter J. Travis. It is considered one of Travis's finest and most challenging accomplishments and a "golfer's golf course". Members and visitors alike agree that Lookout Point provides a real golf challenge with every round played. Lookout Point is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Courses in Canada by Score Magazine and, in 2014, once again finds itself on the list at the 93rd spot. Back In the 1930's, Lookout's General Brock Open was a regular stop on what is now the PGA Tour. Some of the most famous golfers of the era participated in the General Brock Open including, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen and Tony Penna, to name a few. For those who came to Lookout Point today they would look to start the week off right, and collect much needed Myrtle Beach Order of Merit points, since only nine events remain before the all Important Tour Championship.


In the Championship Flight, eighteen holes would not be enough to determine today's winner. An exciting and stressful sudden death playoff would be required to determine who would hoist the LG Classic hardware. Peter Willis (Aurora, ON), who has been away from The Tour for the past two months, was back in fine form and firing on all cylinders going 34, 39 for a one over par 73. Stephen Wright, currently sitting in second place in the Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, would also make it a great day, turning in steady round going 36, 37 for the second 73 on the day. Peter and Stephen would head to the first hole to begin their playoff. One hole was all that was required as Peter would make par while Stephen fell short with a bogie. Alone, in third today, was Aldo Bartolini who would capture his first top three finish on Tour by turning in a round of 86. The Championship Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees only a small change as John Harrington continues to hold to a commanding lead of 207.5 points, sitting with 810 points. Capturing his fifth, second place finish today, Stephen Wright gains 75 points to now sit with 602.5 points and, in third, is Robert Genno (Washago, ON) with 525 points.


In the A-Flight, Chris Peixoto would add his second, 2014, first place trophy. Chris played it very calm on both nines, keeping himself out of trouble. Chris would finish his day with nine pars, two birdies, five bogies and two doubles, for a round of 79. Taking home second place prizing was Paul Lawrence (Brooklin, ON), who had his day going just right for the first sixteen holes. However, Paul would stumble coming home as he would card a double and a triple bogey to end his day scoring an 81. Alone, in third, marking the fifth time he has finished in the top three this season, Matt Ward finished his day with a round of 84. The A Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees no change, week over week, as all three holding down the top three spots took the event off. Shavi Kahlon holds down the number one spot, with a lead of 147.5 points, sitting with 572.5 points. In second place is Darryl Scott with 425 points and, in third place, Matt Ward has 410 points.


The B-Flight came down to experience, with a seasoned Tour veteran reaching the winner's circle, as John Farrugia (Brampton, ON) made a mark on his good season thus far, where he already has two, top three finishes. John would do it right today and by scoring an eight over par round of 80!! John fired an AMAZING 35 on the front nine and was able to hold it together on the back. Taking second place, with his round of 86, was Bob Fisher (Burlington, ON) who only scored pars and bogies, never really finding any real problems. Alone, in third, marking his first top three finish of the season, Anthony Simmons, turned in a round of 89 to take home the coveted third place prize of a dozen TaylorMade golf balls and a the all-important case of Mill Street beer! In the B-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, Michael Cann, continues to hold down top spot with 605 points but sees his lead shrink to only 65 points over John Farrugia, with his win today, edging closer with 540 points. In third place, Mark Armatage sits with 422.5 points.


In the C-Flight, the winner would sing his way home as Bob Read (Toronto, ON) would return to the winner circle for the first time this season. Bob would have an interesting day, as he would have a round that was not without its troubles. Bob struggled on four holes but was able to grind it out on the other fourteen which would be good enough to help him capture the LG Classic Trophy by turning in a round of 91. In second place, Tour rookie, Tom Howard (Caledonia, ON), playing in only his third event, nearly made it quite interesting.  Had he only played the final hole in par he would have found himself in a playoff with today's winner Bob Read. Unfortunately for Tom, he would take a double bogie on the eighteenth to score a round of 93. Finishing, in third place, Robert Perri (Toronto, ON), who finished second last year in the same event, would match last year's score of 94. The C-Flight Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees no change week over week as Bob Sikorski still holds on to top spot, maintaining his lead by an impressive 290 points with 737.5 total points. Krish Nair continues to sit in second with 447.5 points and, in third, Clayton Mackay has 405 points.


Another one of the many ways to win on Tour is through Net Score competition. The net score competition is based on the net scores of all the players who did not place in the top three gross winning positions in their respective Flights. The top two net winners at each event receive one dozen TaylorMade golf balls and one case (24) of Mill Street beer. This week's winners were Larry Withyman, with a net 72, and David MacLachlan with a net 74. In addition to the season-long Gross Score, Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, players will compete for a parallel season-long Net Score Order of Merit. After 16 events, Mark Matusiak continues to hold down top spot with 629.5 points and, in second, Michael Cann has 610.5 points. For complete standings click on the link.


The winner of the closest-to-the-pin from today's event the Mill Street Brewery Challenge was Clark Davis winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. Also at every event, there is a Mazda Hole in One hole, where all players shoot at a chance to win a $2,500 sponsor product shopping spree. This week's winner of the Hole in One closest to the pin was Matt Neely Along with these prizes, Petro-Canada, TaylorMade and Mill Street Brewery products are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each of the four Flights. The Tour also awards a draw prize at each event for a $50 certificate redeemable at the Mill Street Brew Pub; the winner of this week's Mill Street Brewery Certificate was Russ Anderson.


Another new addition to the 2014 Tour prizing is an opportunity to win a $20 Ultra 94 Preferred Pricing gas card. A per-event draw will take place from all players who fire a score of 94. The winner of the Mill Street Brewery Challenge, Ultra 94 $20 gas card was Michael Alcott of the A-Flight.


Click here to view THE RESULTS from today's event The LG Classic played today at Lookout Point Golf & Country Club. Also, to see all the actions from today's event check out these GREAT PICTURES! We are certain you will also enjoy watching VIDEOScourtesy of Tour Sponsor Capture Scratch. We hope you have a chance to check them out and download them for FREE!!


The GTA AM Tour continues to be very busy next week, the Tour is at Oshawa Golf & Country Club on Monday August 25th to play  The Bright Blue Wave Challenge followed on Thursday, August 28th for The Cellworks Masters to be played at Beverley Golf & Country Club. Space is still available at all events, sign up today! 



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